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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Alex Johnston 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Flann O'Brien
    An adaptation of Flann O'Brien's original novel of the same name.

  • Setting

    Set in Dublin and the Student's imagination.

  • Synopsis

    A drink-addicted, bed-addicted student is writing a novel about a man who is writing a novel; the characters include an invisible fairy, a couple of cowboys from Ringsend and a mad airborne king from ancient Ireland. Under the influence of drink, tea and general ill-will, a group of characters go in search of their author in order to give him a good kicking. But it seems that the author in one story may be only a character in another.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    23

  • Cast Size Female

    8

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mr. Corcoran Brendan Conroy
Jem Casey Brendan Conroy
Peggy Maeve Coogan
Lover Maeve Coogan
Prostitute Maeve Coogan
Fergus McPhellimey, a Pooka Ned Dennehy
Sweeny Tony Flynn
Verney Wright Tony Flynn
Shorty Andrews Kevin Hely
Small Man in a Coat Kevin Hely
Moling Kevin Hely
Student Ronan Leahy
Lamont Ronan Leahy
Fionn MacCool Johnny Murphy
Kelly Anto Nolan
Shanahan Anto Nolan
Uncle Mick Nolan
Trellis Mick Nolan
Slug Willard Niall Ó Sioradáin
Christian Brother Niall Ó Sioradáin
St. Ronan Niall Ó Sioradáin
Orlick Robert Price
Linchehaun Robert Price
Lover Robert Price
Brinsley Karl Shiels
Furriskey Karl Shiels
Teresa Catherine Walsh
Cow Catherine Walsh
Newsreader Catherine Walsh
Hag Catherine Walsh
Good Fairy Catherine Walsh
Production Team  
Director Jimmy Fay
Designer Johanna Connor
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Stage Director Audrey Hession
Assistant Stage Manager Angie White
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Total Print and Design
Video Director Jimmy Fay
Video Editor Marc-Ivan O'Gorman

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    A. M. Heath & Co. Ltd.

  • Address

    6 Warwick Court,
    Holborn,
    London, WC1R 5DJ
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7242 2811

  • Fax

    +44 -(0)20 7242 2711

  • Website

    www.amheath.com

  • Contact

    Bedrock

  • Address

    68 Dame Street
    Dublin 2

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 671 0292

  • Email

    info@bedrockproductions.com

  • Website

    www.bedrockproductions.com

  • RIGHTS INFORMATION

    • Territory

      All Territories

    • Rights Type

      Rights for original material

    • Contact

      A. M. Heath & Co. Ltd.

    • Address

      6 Warwick Court,
      Holborn,
      London, WC1R 5DJ
      England

    • Phone

      +44 (0)20 7242 2811

    • Fax

      +44 -(0)20 7242 2711

    • Website

      www.amheath.com

    • Territory

      All Territories

    • Rights Type

      Adaptation rights

    • Contact

      Bedrock

    • Address

      68 Dame Street
      Dublin 2

    • Phone

      + 353 (0)1 671 0292

    • Email

      info@bedrockproductions.com

    • Website

      www.bedrockproductions.com

    SOURCE OF INFORMATION

    The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.